Art in Public Places: Recent Purchase Recommendations (November 2019)

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 in Acquisition Award Selection Committee, Art in Public Places Collection, Art in Public Places Program, Blog Post, Relocatable Works of Art

SFCA Purchase Recommendations Approved November 2019

The SFCA Board of Commissioners considered the following SFCA Recognition Awards artworks as purchase recommendations for the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at the General Meeting of November 20, 2019. All purchase recommendations were approved.

Exhibit Title: “Abstract Only! Statewide Juried Exhibit”

Exhibit Location: Wailoa Center (Hilo, Hawaii Island)
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – 29, 2019
AASC VACs: Michael Marshall, Margo Ray, Meidor Hu, Marilyn Nicholson
SFCA Board: Sherman Warner
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Pratisha Budhiraja, “C12CoH1206”, printmaking
  • Li Ming Jiang, “Ki”, acrylic, oil on canvas
  • Nelson Makua, “Water Reflections”, digital painting
  • Clifford Tanaka, “Y.U.”, acrylic

Exhibit Title: “2019 Hawai‘i Craftsmen 52nd Statewide Juried Exhibition”

Exhibit Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School Main Gallery (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
Exhibit Dates: August 30 – October 4, 2019
AASC VACs: Sean Browne, Greg Northrup, Rick Mills
SFCA Board: Allison Wong, Lloyd Unebasami
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Derek Bencomo, “Azure Blue”, cast glass
  • Russ Katto, “Pali”, blown glass
  • Chenta Laury, “Patchwork #1”, alae‘a, kukui hili, silk and thread on kapa
  • Madeline Soder, “Untitled”, horsehair and fishing line
  • Emsy Takahashi, “Vessel”, ceramic
  • Shannon Webb, “Budding Guardian”, stoneware, porcelain, string

Exhibit Title: “Attribute (at-tri-bute | \`a-tre-byut)”

Exhibit Location: University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa Art Gallery (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – October 19, 2019
AASC VACs: Deborah Nehmad, Carol Khewhok
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Jonathan Johnson

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Christopher Edwards, “Untitled (group of 7)”, ceramic

Exhibit Title: “Innovative Visual Expressions 2019”

Exhibit Location: Wailoa Center (Hilo, Hawai‘i Island)
Exhibit Dates: September 6 – 26, 2019
AASC VACS: Margaret Shields, Margo Ray, Leslie Steinwachs
SFCA Board: Jane Clement
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Jonathan Johnson

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Lonny Tomono, “Torso 2”, wood and graphite
  • Kaori Ukaji, “Serenity Proliferation #2”, thread on canvas
  • Michael Marshall, “Land and Sea”, acrylic paint on paper and fiberglass screen

Exhibit Title: “Art Kaua‘i 2019”

Exhibit Location: KSA Gallery – Kukui Grove Center (Lihue, Kaua‘i)
Exhibit Dates: September 14 – October 25, 2019)
AASC VACS: Greg Northrup, Carol Yotsuda
SFCA Board: Nalani Brun
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Keala Kai, “The Hawaiian Canoe”, pencil drawing
  • Tom Lieber, “Underwater Monotype”, monotype, ink on paper
  • Tomoko Ouchi, “Trash B2”, mixed media
  • Tomoko Ouchi, “Line Study Red”, mixed media
  • Tomoko Ouchi, “Line Study T. Orange” mixed media
  • Helen Turner, “Sunday Afternoon”, pastel

About AASCs

These artworks were nominated by an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) typically composed of Visual Art Consultants (VACs), SFCA Board Commissioners, and SFCA staff. The role of the AASC is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition.

For more information on how to invite an AASC to visit an exhibit, and how to volunteer as a Visual Art Consultant: SFCA Art in Public Places Program: Relocatable Works of Art.